Vertical Blinds Direct

September 22, 2010 02:00 ET

Vertical Blinds May Reduce Burglary Rates By 6% According To Home Office Report

WAKEFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2010) - A Home Office report on Crime in England and Wales has identified a six per cent fall in domestic burglaries due in part to preventive measures taken by homeowners such as installing vertical blinds on ground floor windows. Importantly, the statistics revealed that households with 'less than basic' home security measures were six times more likely to have been victims of burglary than households with 'basic' home security.

The wealth of style options available allow vertical blinds to be tailored entirely to the homeowner's requirements, but vertical blinds also deliver practical benefits alongside the aesthetic ones. Most important of these is home security.

Vertical blinds naturally allow light to penetrate into rooms while providing privacy from outside, which is key for bedrooms and lounges. Of course, this ability to shield the home's interior from view is also a basic home security measure and magnificent defence against prowling burglars.

Speaking on the issue of home security, Julian Stanton of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) stated: "There is undoubtedly a correlation between burglaries and the recession, but just as at any time, sensible security measures will considerably reduce your chance of becoming a burglary victim. In light of this, now is a good time for you to review your home security, just to be sure you are fully protected."

Vertical blinds can therefore be an incredibly effective security feature by preventing potential burglars from surveying the interior of a property and identifying valuable items to target. Many burglars are opportunists who will only intrude into a home when given a viable reason to do so. The window covering provided by vertical blinds removes any such invitation to burglars. Indeed, the added difficulty and noise created by trying to get past vertical blinds would make any potential intruder stop in their tracks.

Vertical blinds have many benefits to offer homeowners looking for a window covering which combines style, utility and security. The large available range of designs, materials and accessories ensure that a homeowner can fully customise their vertical blinds to match their domestic space whilst creating a more secure living environment. Furthermore, the structure of vertical blinds means repairs are simple and cost effective.

Naturally, finding and fitting vertical blinds which perfectly suit the look of their home is crucial for property owners. However, one of the other great advantages vertical blinds can deliver is an improvement of a property's security by acting as an extremely effective deterrent to burglars and opportunist thieves.

A homeowner considering which of the huge array of vertical blinds to have fitted may find themselves spoiled for choice. Available readymade or made to measure, once the right size has been found there are the choices of which material, opacity and colour to take. Accessories including bottom shapes, turrets, poles, braids and pull toggles allow a unique finishing touch to be added.

The benefits and advantages of vertical blinds are clear and wide ranging. They deliver a stylish and fully customisable window covering perfectly matching the homeowner's requirements, while providing privacy, basic home security and peace of mind as an effective deterrent to burglars.

Vertical Blinds Direct have been one of the UKs leading suppliers of made to measure vertical blinds for over 15 years. Vertical Blinds Direct is part of Interior Goods Direct Ltd, suppliers of high quality home and commercial interior products.

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